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I once heard a story about a really great mechanic. He was one of those great mechanical geniuses that didn't believe in opening up a parts catalog to fix something. Instead, he'd happily disassemble ridiculously complex things (like a tilt & telescoping steering column), fix whatever needed fixing, then reassemble it.
On one particular high-mileage car that was in for such a repair, the car's owner noticed that the gauge panel was out of the car, and the mechanic was holding it in his hand. "You know, with the gauges out, it'd be really easy to wind 100,000 miles off that odometer," he said to the mechanic.
"OH GOOD LORD, NOOOOO!!" replied the mechanic. "That would be illegal! But," he continued,"if something were to happen where the odometer become incorrect, there's no way that I'd know what the correct mileage was, and I'd have to rely on the owner to tell me."
Surprised by the mechanic's honesty and integrity, the owner shrugged and let the mechanic go on about his business. Just as he turned away to go look at something that caught his eye, he heard the mechanic exclaim, "Oops!" followed by the sound of the gauge cluster hitting the floor. The odometer gears became displaced, and little black numbered dials were seen spinning on the floor.
The mechanic looked up to the car owner, and said, "Oh jeez, do you remember what the mileage was?"
"About 38,000," the owner said with a grin.
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